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    How relationship happiness is affected by who does the washing up

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Careers

Why you shouldn’t push yourself too hard at work

Consistently working overtime or investing huge amounts of effort into your job isn’t good for you – or your career.

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Visible Women

Why visible role models are so important for black women in STEM

New research highlights the inspiring role played by black female scientists.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

4 sleep myths you need to stop believing right now, according to scientists

No, wine before bed won’t help you nod off.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

How celebrity fat-shaming affects women’s views of their own bodies

In a new study, psychologists explore how women are influenced by the treatment of famous female bodies in the media.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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You’ve probably been living by this Finnish lifestyle concept for years

Most modern women live by the Finnish philosophy of sisu without even realising it – but that doesn’t mean we should.

Couple on wedding day
Life

How keeping your own surname changes the way people perceive your marriage

Research suggests staying as ‘Ms’ can influence how outsiders view your relationship. Why is this still an issue in the 21st century?

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Cycle to work? Here’s why mixing up your route could be better for your health

Making this simple tweak will reduce your exposure to harmful pollution.

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Moya Crockett
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The pressure on women's appearance in the workplace: research
Careers

The disturbing reason people don’t trust attractive women in the workplace

A new study suggests beautiful businesswomen are viewed with suspicion. In an appearance-obsessed world, it almost seems as though women can’t win.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

The unexpectedly positive side effect of watching Scandal

New research reveals that political dramas with female lead characters offer much more than just light entertainment.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

Why we should all express more gratitude in the workplace

How does better sleep, fewer headaches and healthier eating sound to you?

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Moya Crockett
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Life

How our romantic relationships can be affected by what we share on social media

What we share (or don’t share) on social media can dent our relationship satisfaction – but there is an easy way to fix it.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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Why you should be your authentic self in the workplace

New research suggests it’s healthier and more productive to be honest about who you are at work.

Urban parks make people happier, research shows
Life

Making this simple change to your lunch break is proven to boost your mood

And it takes just 20 minutes.

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

How having a close-knit female network can help your career

Knowing brilliant women in your field doesn’t just make you feel good – it can also boost your job prospects.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

“How my teenage friendships impacted my adult romantic relationships”

And why yours probably did too.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

Feeling outraged at the news? Here’s why you’re unlikely to act on it

Relatively few people step up to address injustice – and new research helps explain why.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

This is how British women feel about the age they lost their virginities

Was it a formative experience, or one you can hardly remember?

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Moya Crockett
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Careers

Women aren’t worse at pay negotiations than men. Here’s proof

A new study debunks an oft-cited piece of wisdom about women in the workplace.

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Moya Crockett
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Moya Crockett
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Brighter skin, better sleep and more money: the proven benefits of Dry January

Need inspiration to stick with Dry January? A major new study provides just that...

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Careers

How to make meetings more enjoyable and productive, according to science

Because nobody likes bad meetings.

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Moya Crockett
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